Legislation to regulate Artificial Intelligence(AI) in Ghana might see the light of day very soon as some Members of Parliament(MPs) have expressed interest in its use in the country.

The MPs emphasized the enormous benefits offered by AI technologies but stressed the need for its regulation to ensure they are used in a manner that aligns with appropriate objectives.

During discussions held on the floor of Parliament on Wednesday, June 7, the MPs justified the calls for it to be regulated.

“If we do not act now the future will be bleak for the future of our country. Probably, Mr. Speaker, we should consider establishing an artificial intelligence council,” MP for Tamale South Haruna Iddrisu said.

MP for Ofoase Ayirebi, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah added that “those who worked on AI are beginning to worry about the potential and so it is opportune time for us to consider what kind of architecture, legal or regulatory to limit the most dangerous parts of AI.”

Artificial Intelligence tools refer to software applications that employ algorithms based on artificial intelligence to carry out specific tasks and address various challenges.

It is the simulation of human intelligence processes by machines, especially computer systems. Specific applications of AI include expert systems, natural language processing, speech recognition, and machine vision.

AI is a field, which combines computer science and robust datasets, to enable problem-solving.

These AI tools find applications across numerous industries such as healthcare, finance, marketing, and education. They serve purposes like task automation, data analysis, and enhanced decision-making capabilities.